Game On Arena Sports, which owns an indoor soccer and flag football arena in northwest Fort Worth, has taken an 8.50-acre site on the All Saints Episcopal School campus on the far West Side under lease, with plans to built and indoor-outdoor sports facility.
The facility, to be called Game On Sports Complex, will cater to baseball, volleyball, basketball, football, softball and indoor soccer teams and leagues, said Trevor Armstrong, Game On partner.
The facility will have 12 indoor regulation competition volleyball courts, convertible to six full-size basketball courts; eight outdoor regulation sand volleyball courts, seven pitching/batting cages, a health-oriented dining facility, two party rooms, outdoor performance stage, 6,000 square feet of retail space aimed at users such as rehab providers, and an 11,000-square-foot performance training space that will include a 75-yard track and a 25-by-40-yard artificial turf field, Game On said. The total complex will have 140,000 square feet under roof and 50,000 square feet out of outdoor facilities.
The site is at Interstate 30 and Loop 820, a short distance from the Game On soccer and football arena at 215 Settlement Plaza off of Loop 820.
The development will break ground by Nov. 30, Armstrong said. Halbach•Dietz Architects of Fort Worth is the architect, Fort Construction will be contractor, and Pinnacle Bank is financing the project. The project is slated to be complete by August next year, Armstrong said.
Through the agreement with All Saints, Game On Sports will have access to as many as 24 total acres for future expansion, Armstrong said. Armstrong and a group of partners believe the location, in the heart of the fast-growing West Side, including the oncoming Walsh Ranch development, is a strong one.
“We look at a number of locations,” Armstrong said. “Our next project was to expand our offerings. Fort Worth has a big need for facilities.”
The partnership bought Game On Arena four years ago and expanded it. That facility has been open for 10 years.
"We are so excited to collaborate with Game On to bring this incredible state-of-the-art athletic training facility to the greater Fort Worth community," said Tad Bird, All Saints' head of school. "This ground lease provides long-term revenue to All Saints' as well as other benefits to schools and athletes across the entire North Texas region. It's truly a win-win for all.”
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